Christians should not be discouraged
Some American Christians see what is happening in the country in which
they live and may be feeling very discouraged at this time in our
political and cultural history. I’m not talking here only about
white wealthy paranoid Christians. I’m including all true
Christians of all ethnicity and colors, Democrats and Republicans,
conservatives and moderates, at all economic levels.
If this includes the reader, you might feel like the God you put your
faith in is asleep at the wheel. You may have run out of, or are
too weary to provide, answers to the folks who are charging that the
man Jesus of Nazareth was either a liar or a lunatic. With what
you would label as pure evil running rampant in America, you simply
don’t understand how your God could have included all these despicable
actions and consequences in his master plan for mankind.
You may be especially puzzled that a country that seemed to be formed
and operating under his blessing for so many years would allow what you
would call its “good” and hard working dependable citizens to
suffer. And then, consequently, allow its “bad” and parasitical
freeloading citizens, and some political rulers, to be totally trashing
your God’s play book…and getting away with it!
Your faith is deeply tested when you see those who oppose your vision
of right and wrong apparently getting on top; while holding the
opposite vision, beating their chests and declaring themselves the
Go to sleep peacefully tonight with the following thought. They
are not the victors. They have been sent a strong delusion to
believe they are the victors. Jesus Christ is the Lord (not a
liar or a lunatic) and he is the victor.
You are not on the losing side as they gleefully declare, but reality
has been designed to give them the impression that they are on the
winning side if they willfully fall for the delusion. There is a
gulf of difference in the perspectives between those two propositions!
We only have to observe natural human nature to know how self-centered
losers act. I feel compelled to end on a loving command on how
victors are to act towards one another: “And be ye kind one to
another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's
sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
Kenny J. Wolf (#73)
August 11, 2012